wetlands management Articles

  • Managing Mali’s Wetland Wealth for People and Nature

    Introduction Wetlands International has been in Mali since 1998, when it started a partnership with the national government to help better manage the country’s water resources for both its people and nature. Those early efforts involved scoping out the state of Mali’s unique natural habitats, not least its globally important wetland, the Inner Niger Delta, and sharing those ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetlands International in the Mediterranean

    Wetlands International’s goal is that wetlands are wisely used and restored for the role they play in: - improving human well-being and local livelihoods - conserving biodiversity - sustaining the water cycle - reducing climate change and its impacts Wetlands International was one of the founding partners of the MedWet Initiative twenty years ago. Our work in this ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Integrating human health into wetland management for the Inner Niger Delta, Mali

    Livelihood and water-related diseases are strongly linked to wetland management. The majority of wetland stakeholders in the Inner Niger Delta, Mali considered human health and sanitation the most important criteria of a list of challenges and water-related pressures. Yet, a methodology to integrate health risks and opportunities into wetland management plans has previously not been proposed, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Management and treatment of landfill leachate by a system of constructed wetlands and ponds in Singapore

    Lorong Halus, Singapore's first landfill leachate treatment system, consists of a pre-treatment system (8,000 m2), five constructed reed beds (38,000 m2), five polishing ponds (13,000 m2), an education centre and a learning trail for visitors. Eight species of wetland plants (total 160,000 plants) were selected for their ability to uptake nutrients, tolerance to low ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Use in the Mining Industry

    Freshwater resources are protected as industry begins to put emphasis on sustainability The mining industry has a great impact on water resources, both depleting water supplies with high usage and polluting them with discharges or seepage from tailings or waste rock impoundments. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Planning management adapted to climate change effects in terrestrial wetlands and grasslands

    Wetlands and grasslands are seriously affected by climate change. A main challenge for agriculture and nature conservation is, in parallel with mitigation, adaptation planning. We started a stakeholder dialogue to develop adaptive management of natural areas in the Körös–Maros National Park (SE Hungary). Impacts that affect terrestrial wetlands and grasslands and their agricultural use and are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Balancing Wetland Regulation with Stormwater Management on a Watershed-Wide Basis: A Case Study.

    Maryland reconciles rapid growth, water-quality goals, and habitat protection. In response to increasing regulatory authority over its water resources, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has combined various programs and processes into a 'one-stop shop' where various issues can be addressed in a uniform and consistent manner. As part of this process, onsite conditions are assessed, ...

  • Wetland friendly breakfast in Argentina

    “The natural flow of water in the Parana Delta is altering,” tells a local farmer. “We know this is caused by the increasing amount of infrastructure for the conversion of the Parana Delta wetlands into soy plantations. There is evidence that as a result, communities are no longer protected during the regular floods that occur in the Delta.” He is eager to find solutions ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

    Wetlands act as water sources, sinks and purifiers. They protect our shores. They are Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores. They support abundant and unique nature. But we have lost so much of our wetland treasure. And those that remain are under growing pressure. This makes people and nature vulnerable. It’s time to reverse the trend. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Submission on behalf of Wetlands International

    Peatlands, agriculture and climate change: High potential for adaptation and mitigation Introduction Peatlands are waterlogged wetland areas with organic soils (peat), which result from the accumulation of dead plant material over thousands of years. Peatlands cover about 3% of the total global land surface (over 4 million km2), which makes up about half of the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • What is wetland mitigation banking?

    A mitigation bank is a wetland, stream, or other aquatic resource area that has been restored, established, enhanced, or (in certain circumstances) preserved for the purpose of providing compensation for unavoidable impacts to aquatic resources permitted under Section 404 or a similar state or local wetland regulation.  The concept has been around since the 1970’s.  In 1995 U.S. federal agencies ...


    By Common Sense Solutions, LLC

  • Wetlands of International Importance in Russia

    The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat was adopted on the 2nd February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Thus, it has come to be popularly known as the “Ramsar Convention”, and the 2nd of February each year is celebrated as World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Sustainable wastewater management in developing countries: are constructed wetlands a feasible approach for wastewater reuse?

    Water shortage is a major problem in many developing countries and represents one of the key factors for their development. The quality of available resources has deteriorated owing to pollution by lack of wastewater treatment facilities and control mechanisms/laws. Therefore there is a great need to propose appropriate wastewater management in developing countries. This paper summarises ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrated constructed wetlands: water management as a land-use issue, implementing the ‘Ecosystem Approach’

    Awareness of the need for social, economic and environmental coherence in the management of water is becoming evermore apparent. Water supply as well as treatment is becoming more costly; a challenge that is not only limited to developing countries. The use of wetlands, natural and constructed, is now more widely accepted as a means of tackling a range of problems in water management to deliver ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparative assessment of managed aquifer recharge versus constructed wetlands in managing chemical and microbial risks during wastewater reuse: a review

    Constructed wetlands (CWs) and managed aquifer recharge (MAR) represent commonly used natural treatment systems for reclamation and reuse of wastewater. However, each of these technologies have some limitations with respect to removal of different contaminants. Combining these two technologies into a hybrid CW-MAR system will lead to synergy in terms of both water quality and costs. This ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Migratory birds - Connecting Wetlands and People

    Management of migratory species succeeds where critically important sites are well managed along flyways. Migratory waterbirds depend on a range of secure sites from their breeding grounds to staging and nonbreeding sites that they use during their annual migrations. These birds depend on a range of natural and man-made wetland habitats - many are managed as nationally protected areas, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Community-based wetland management at Goot Ting marshes, northeast Thailand: implications for policy and practice

    Wetlands cover around 36,616 km² or 7.5% of Thailand's land area. The majority of the 42,000 wetland sites have no formalised, legal protection. This paper reports on a new wetland management approach for communities to manage a seasonally inundated wetland, Goot Ting marshes, in Nong Khai Province, northeastern Thailand. Activities undertaken under this initiative comprised participatory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Constructed wetlands for wastewater reuse in agriculture

    Deteriorating quality and increasing scarcity of water in Iraq demands a rethink in the way wastewater is managed. We show here that a constructed wetland can assist an existing sewage treatment plan not only to be lower than actual Iraqi effluent standards, but to also meet water quality criteria for reuse in agricultural production. Scarcity is one of several challenges to the Iraqi waters. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wetlands International Achievements 2011 – 2013

    Our Collective Targets Wise use and restoration of 20 wetlands is linked with the development of sustainable livelihoods, resulting in a strengthened asset base for at least 200,000 people Species oriented and ecological network initiatives result in improved status of selected wetland biodiversity groups, including waterbirds and freshwater fish The status of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetlands International Annual Report 2013

    Report of the Supervisory Council and Board of Association Report 2013 The year 2013 showed significant progress to attain the organisation’s mid-term strategic objectives. Major programmes were implemented, bringing achievements which have real relevance on the ground to people and nature. The Supervisory Council was pleased to see important improvements in ...


    By Wetlands International

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